Home Sweet Sleep

Home Sweet Sleep

Our overall health and well-being rely on sleep. Yet, for many people, sleep apnea not only prevents a good night’s…

App Gives Real-Time Updates from the NICU

App Gives Real-Time Updates from the NICU

Long before the Covid-19 pandemic, Craig Garfield, MD, and Young Lee, PhD, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, developed an app to…

Liquid Biopsies May Help Identify Lung Cancer

Liquid Biopsies May Help Identify Lung Cancer

You may be used to hearing about tissue biopsies, in which doctors snip samples of tissue to see if it’s cancerous.…

Using Artificial Intelligence to Assess Breast Cancer

Using Artificial Intelligence to Assess Breast Cancer

Software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) may help improve breast cancer diagnosis. QuantX, developed in Chicago, uses AI to analyze…

Treating Depression

Treating Depression

From telehealth to magnetic stimulation, innovative therapies provide alternatives At the end of the 19th century, it wasn’t uncommon for…

Stretchable Electronics for Stroke Rehabilitation

Stretchable Electronics for Stroke Rehabilitation

An innovative device worn on the throat offers exciting possibilities in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. The device, developed in…

Technology Can Put Your Neck on the Line

Technology Can Put Your Neck on the Line

Collectively, Americans check their smartphones over 8 billion times per day. And young adults age 18 to 24 send or…

Encouraging Innovation in Technology that Helps Older Adults

Encouraging Innovation in Technology that Helps Older Adults

Less than a decade ago, the field of aging was a sleepy sector of innovation. Now, with the recent rise…

Wearable Medicine

Wearable Medicine

New devices tackle heart disease and diabetes Above photo: CardioMEMS pulmonary artery sensor. Courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc. A new era in medicine…

Trending Physicians Take to Social Media

Trending Physicians Take to Social Media

Repeated run-ins with insurance companies can infuriate David Rubin, MD. As chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University…

‘Tech Neck’ yet another hazard of the electronic age

‘Tech Neck’ yet another hazard of the electronic age

Source: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health whatdoctorsknow.com When Mom nagged you to “sit up straight,” she…

On-Screen Doctors

On-Screen Doctors

Telemedicine delivers remote healthcare on demand By Karen Grimaldos Pamela Ziegler doesn’t have time to get sick. That’s why when…

Health Apps and Wearables: The Next Stage

Health Apps and Wearables: The Next Stage

By Tom Mullaney We live in a time of technology disruption. Airbnb has revolutionized the rental markets model. Uber and…

High Performers

Tech-savvy devices help with health and fitness By Megy Karydes Above photo courtesy of Athos Technology has the power to…

Defying the Odds

Meniscal transplant breathes life into athletic hopes of 16-year-old Lake Forest resident. by Katie Morell On a warm afternoon this…

Brain Power

More noninvasive technology really getting at brain tumors by Nancy Maes The brain is the home for so much of…